alexical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ lexical

Adjective[edit]

alexical (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Not lexical.
    • 2002, Werner Abraham, C. Jan-Wouter Zwart, Issues in formal German(ic) typology (page 157)
      In Wolfram hatte Hunger, we would not say that Wolfram is the possessor of the hunger. Hence, the descriptive content is close to nothing, and it is perhaps somewhat arbitrary whether one considers hab- to be alexical or lexical.